First Choice Electrical Estimating Software (1CEES) started in 1991 with its first product called, the First Choice Budget Estimator. It quickly caught on as the best software for a quick electrical budget at an affordable price.
The 1CEES Budget Estimator has since been discontinued. We discovered that there was a real need for an entry level electrical estimating software that not only was great estimating software but that also helped teach you how to estimate or estimate better. First Choice launched the 1CEES System for commercial electrical estimating and the 1CEES Residential Estimator for residential estimating.
The 1CEES product line quickly caught on, teaching numerous electrical contractors a better way to estimate. As our customers’ companies grew,they came to need more robust software.
With this need, the Best Bid product line was born. The main goal in building the Best Bid was to create the perfect Estimating Software, we used simple-to-understand screens and electrical terms that you understand estimate with the least amount of keystrokes. We changed the direction electrical estimating software was going. We estimate projects every day, and we have tried every technique availableandmost software on the market today, only to end up frustrated. When we created the Best Bid Electrical.
“Simple, accurate, and extremely affordable” describes the Best Bid line.
Our next creation was the Digi Count Takeoff Pro, the first on-screen takeoff software built for the electrical industry. Import your PDF file and do your takeoff right from your computer screen. No more time or money wasted on printing plans.
Our latest creation is the Best Bid Hybrid. This unique software combines the on-screen takeoff software and the estimating software into the same estimating program. The counts and measurements from the takeoff side of the software transfer to the estimating side, of the software, making the Best Bid Hybrid the most advanced software in its class.
Best Bid has also announced a partnership with Esmarts’ NetPak. This new capability gives Best Bid Hybrid users access to IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), including manufacturer product data and 3rd column market prices.Best Bid Hybrid customers now also have the ability to utilize the new suite of tools from Esmarts’ NetPak. NetPak subscribers have access to the entire electrical industry with searchable eCatalogs, certified product data, 3rd column market pricing, industry calculators and conversion tables, and distributor pricing (through NetPricer) from their PCs, laptops and mobile devices.
Building the best electrical estimating software possible was not our only concern. Building long time friendships and offering reasonable pricing was equally important. We offer commission – free prices, no technical support fees, no yearly updates, and no charge for lost or extra license. Price will not be in the way of you owning the best electrical estimating software available. We also offer interest free financing that you can afford. Every day, we help still helping electrical contractors achieve their dreams.